I’m so glad I didn’t listen to my doctor when he said to terminate my son.”this first-time mother is very thankful that she did her homework.
Holly Hodgson was pregnant and was looking forward to welcoming her baby to the world and all the joys of motherhood that would follow.
But when she went toa routine exam in her 12th week of pregnancy, the ultrasound showed something shocking: her fetus had a congenital defect called gastroschisis.
This rare, gestational development disorder causes the child’s organs to grow outside its body, often hanging in a jumbled mass through an opening in the abdominal wall.
It’s a terrible condition that you wouldn’t wish on anyone, let alone a young woman expecting her first child.
The attending physician had seen similar cases in his career.